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Ian Rankin: ‘Solitude, coffee, music: 27 days later I have a first draft’

Nothing happens until he has a title and when he hits a wall he goes for a walk – the Rebus author on the way he works<p>There is no such thing as a “typical” day, even when I’m busy on a book. Some days the words flow, others feel like wading through suet. The phone rings, the doorbell sounds, …

Books

The Surrealist Art of Rafal Olbinski

In the words of Richard Wilde, Chairman, Graphic Design and Advertising, School of Visual Arts, New York:<p>May it be fine art, poster or illustration, through contradiction, absurdity and the banal, truth resides. This is where <b>Rafal Olbinski</b>’s contributions are realized. He explores the hidden properties of his subject matter which results in poetic compositions that encompass a great stillness. It is this very experience which nourishes. It is no accident that the power of his imagery touches …

Mother posing as doctor spends seven hours wandering around hospital and posing for selfies in medical scrubs

A mother-of-four who was banned from every hospital in the UK after twice being caught posing as a doctor has avoided jail.<p>Sarah Caine, 30, admitted she was "terrified of going prison" before appearing before a court charged with impersonating a doctor and theft of medical equipment.<p>But the agency …

Surveillance Camera Footage Catches Kid Stealing Hugs From Dog

Kids who don't have pets of their own must find creative ways to get some pet love, even if it involves some light breaking and entering.<p>Surveillance …

Lose Yourself in this Atlas of the World’s Lost Cities

Cities that continue to stand long past their glory days are particularly poignant.<p>Mandu, an abandoned ancient city in northern India with a timeless …

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

Filmmaking

A world war has begun. Break the silence.

In an address at the University of Sydney, John Pilger describes the beckoning danger of a nuclear war and the propaganda that smothers dissent.

Geopolitics

Photos of America’s Most Toxic City Are an Ominous Warning

In 2006, the EPA issued mandatory evacuations to residents of the town of Picher, Oklahoma. This winter, photographer Seph Lawless traveled to Picher …

Instagram snapshots: Madhu Kalyan in Sichuan, China

En route from Moscow to Japan, our photographer stopped off in China to gaze in awe at the giant Buddha in Leshan, the world’s tallest pre-modern statue

China

This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you

We talk democracy, then overthrow elected governments and prop up awful regimes. Let’s discuss the actual history<p>The soi-disant Land of the Free and Home of the Brave has a long and iniquitous history of overthrowing democratically elected leftist governments and propping up right-wing dictators in …

Political Science

Are plants intelligent? New book says yes

A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction<p>Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like …

Extinction

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

Space Travel

This Future Skyscraper Houses a Desert, a Jungle, a Glacier, and More

Poland-based architecture collective BOMP talks about their winning submission to eVolo’s 2015 Skyscraper competition.<p>The skyscraper, long the phallic symbol of wealth and power, got some major reimaginings in eVolo’s 2015 Skyscraper Competition. Some were extraordinarily beautiful in their …

Skyscrapers

Thriving Garden in Sealed Bottle Hasn't Been Watered in Over 40 Years

When David Latimer planted a seed in a glass bottle on Easter Sunday of 1960 out of pure curiosity, he had no idea that it would flourish into a mass of greenery that would thrive untouched for several decades. Now, over half a century later, the sealed bottle garden is still growing as vigorously …

Gardening

Silence

The austerity delusion

The case for cuts was a lie. Why does Britain still believe it?

Austerity

'A God That Could Be Real' In The Scientific Universe

<i>Part One Of Two. (Read Part Two here.)</i><p>"God" is a word. If we define it, even subconsciously, as something that cannot exist in our universe, we banish the idea of God from our reality and throw away all possibility of incorporating a potent spiritual metaphor into a truly coherent big picture. But …

Dark Matter

Homesick is a fantasy walkabout in a broken world

Lucky Pause's environmental tale reeks of decay ...<p>Bleary-eyed, I groan and rise from my dirty bed to greet another gray, empty, lonely day.<p>This is the depressing opening sequence in <i>Homesick</i>, an environmental exploration game set in a world without people. Post-apocalyptic first-person walkabouts …

These Motorized Skates from 1906 Have Tiny Gasoline Engines

A 1906 issue of <i>Scientific American</i> examines motorized roller skates exhibited at that year's Paris Automobile Show. There were several models in …

Archaeology

Archaeology

Why the rise of fascism is again the issue

26 February 2015<p>The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazi iconography is …

Ethereal Photos of the Palace of Mystery in Portugal Look Straight Out of a Storybook

Canadian Taylor Moore recently captured the spectacular and enigmatic place that is the legendary <i>Quinta da Regaleira</i> found in the UNESCO village of …

European Travel

We’re Heading into a Jobless Future, No Matter What the Government Does

In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I’d had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about …